August 3, 2018

PORCELANOSA Grupo Projects: Thomas Cook brings XLIGHT, KRION™ and Butech to its headquarters in Palma

The British tour operator banks on the materials from the PORCELANOSA Grupo for its 2.000 square metre ventilated façade. For the fixing of the pieces that make up this building, the K-Bolt and the HC Panel anchorage systems by Butech have been used.

Palma de Mallorca has become one of the favourite destinations for Spanish and foreign travellers. According to the latest data collected about tourism in the area, from January to July this year, the number of people who went to the island by plane has seen a significant increase of 12.5% compared to 2017.

The growth of tourism and the non-stop development of the city have made the tour operator Thomas Cook move to the island.

The new British airline headquarters is spread out over some 2.000 square metres and has a capacity for 700 employees.

Large-format light wall tiles

The XLIGHT BASIC Steel Nature by Urbatek, a light extra slim material which has made it possible to create 300cmx100cm pieces with a thickness of 3mm, has been used on the big façade.

The Krion™ compact mineral is also present in this building. The 1100 Snow White colour can be seen in the thermocurved front next to the name and the logo of the firm.  

A ventilated façade with sustainable use

The four-floored building has a ventilated façade which reduces consumption by up to 30% a year. Thanks to this system, a pleasant temperature is maintained during the whole year, and furthermore, it is soundproof.

For the fixing of the pieces that make up this building, the K-Bolt and the HC Panel anchorage systems by Butech have been used.

These latest technologies by Butech are a solution for the vertical installation of various materials. This system consists of a panel with a honeycomb core fixed by an adjustable profile system which is anchored onto a concrete support or masonry unit. It is on this core where the exterior wall tiles which make up the final aesthetic composition are installed.

These materials have made it possible to construct an avant-garde and sophisticated building, whose contrasts between white and grey achieve in creating a geometric composition with a strong visual impact. This is sustainable architecture.


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